PLYMOUTH — Voices Against Violence (Voices), a regional crisis services agency based in Plymouth, is please to announce the selection of Aimee Kolomick, a child and family therapist at Genesis Behavioral Health in Plymouth, as recipient of the 2014 Beverly S. Seavey Community Service Award. The award is presented annually to a community member who has demonstrated commitment to victim safety.
In presenting the award, Voices Executive Director Meg Kennedy Dugan described Kolomick as "a leader whose dedication and compassion is unparalleled and without whose help countless survivors would not find their way out of the cycle of violence."
Kolomick, who is from Lincoln and has lived in the Plymouth area for more than 20 years, was selected for the award as someone who understands the struggles and barriers that victims face and works collaboratively with Voices to consult with advocates on co-occurrence cases. She invites Voices advocates to talk about domestic violence and sexual assault in classes and groups, volunteers her own time for evening consults with advocates about safety planning and best practices and rearranges her schedule to fit in a new referral or teen in crises.
"All of us at Genesis Behavioral Health are so proud of Aimee for receiving this award," said Kristen Welch, director of development and communications at Genesis. "Aimee has been a tireless advocate for victims of domestic violence throughout her career, and this honor is certainly well deserved."
Kolomick says it is an honor to be recognized for her work by Voices Against Violence. "Voices is a dedicated and hard working group of people I have had the privilege of collaborating with for the past 10 years. Working together to educate, provide support and advocacy to victims, we can stop domestic violence. I encourage people to learn more, explore volunteer opportunities or donate at www.voicesagainstviolence.net.
The Seavey Award honors Barbara Seavey, a dedicated member of the board of directors of Voices Against Violence from 1998-2004.